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Have Superbugs? Call In The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot!

By Allegra Staples on February 16, 2014
Have Superbugs? Call In The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot!

When one thinks of fighting robots, it is usually in context of them combating large terrifying alien creatures, not microorganisms that are invisible to the human eye. But the emergence of resilient bacteria that scientists call superbugs, has left medical experts with no choice, but to call in the best combat force available!

Researcher Enlists Robots To Find Missing WWII Aircraft And Airmen

By Megan Snyder on September 8, 2013
Researcher Enlists Robots To Find Missing WWII Aircraft And Airmen

Advances in robotics have impacted almost every aspect of science - From building new liver tissues to making more advanced remote controlled helicopters. Now, these futuristic robots are even providing a window to our past, by aiding in the discovery of World War II airplanes along with remains to their occupants, the brave soldiers that fought so valiantly for their countries.

Micro-Robots Made From Bubbles? Hmm . . . . .

By Meera Dolasia on May 25, 2012
Micro-Robots Made From Bubbles? Hmm . . . . .

Building a robot usually involves exotic materials, complicated engineering and some programing prowess right? Not so, if you do what researchers from University of Hawaii's Department of Electrical Engineering did recently - Create them from bubbles of gas!

Are Self-Propelling Micro Chips The 'Surgeons' Of The Future?

By Meera Dolasia on May 1, 2012
Are Self-Propelling Micro Chips The 'Surgeons' Of The Future?

How awesome would it be if having surgery meant inserting a tiny chip into the blood system and then going about one's normal business, while the surgeon swims around, fixing the ailments. If a team of Stanford engineers have their way this, may soon become a reality.

Lego Mindstorm Robots Become Lab Assistants

By Meera Dolasia on March 18, 2012
Lego Mindstorm Robots Become Lab Assistants

LEGO, an abbreviation of two Danish words LEg GOdit (play well), has come a long way since its founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen invented the first brick in his small carpenter's workshop in 1932. While the foundation still remains the original brick, the things that can be built with them now range from simple structures to fully programmable robots - Ones smart enough to help scientists perform monotonous tasks in laboratories.

Flying Robots Get Ready To Construct 20-Feet Exhibition Tower

By Meera Dolasia on December 1, 2011
Flying Robots Get Ready To Construct 20-Feet Exhibition Tower

A fleet of flying robots are about to try out a brand-new profession - Construction. Their first project will not be a giant skyscraper, but an exhibition tower that measures 11.4ft. wide and 19.7 ft. high - Built entirely from pre-fabricated polystyrene foam modules.

Liquid Robotics Plans To Network Our Oceans

By Meera Dolasia on November 14, 2011
Liquid Robotics Plans To Network Our Oceans

The beautiful oceans that cover three-quarters of our planet are home to some of our most valuable natural resources. However, while our knowledge of outer space is quite extensive, the same cannot be said about the deep waters, thanks to the fact that any attempts to monitor them has either been too cumbersome or too expensive. Now, California-based Liquid Robotics has come up with an innovative invention that is both economical and easily deployable across the waters.

Exoskeleton Enables Paraplegic Student To 'Walk' At Graduation

By Meera Dolasia on May 18, 2011
Exoskeleton Enables Paraplegic Student To 'Walk' At Graduation

On Saturday May 14th, UC Berkeley senior Austin Whitney, was able to do something he would have never thought possible - Walk up to the Chancellor to receive his diploma. While the few steps may not seem like a big deal, it was nothing short of a miracle, for this 22-year old student, who is paralyzed from the waist down.

Robots Take Center Stage At Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

By Meera Dolasia on April 9, 2011
Robots Take Center Stage At Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Japan's devastating 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami has not only resulted in indescribable destruction, but also, caused a meltdown at its Fukushima nuclear plant leading to an unprecedented nuclear crises - One, that nobody know how to control, yet.

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